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Carbon capture goes down the tubes

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03/07/2015

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is backed by governments and theInternational Energy Agency (IEA) as one of the best methods of reducing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and saving the planet from overheating. The problem is that despite this enthusiasm and the fact that CCS (also called carbon sequestration) is technically possible, it is not happening. It is cheaper and easier to ...

Grazing land has scope for biofuel surge

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03/07/2015

Converting grazing land into fields to grow crops for biofuels could provide up to 30 per cent of the world’s energy needs, according to a report. The report says at least 500 million hectares are available for sustainable biofuel production even when rising food demand, growing urbanisation and the desire to preserve forest and protected lands are taken into account. Most of this land is ...

ISO 14001:2015 Update: FDIS 14001 Issued

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03/07/2015

The latest milestone in the ISO 14001 revision process was reached on July 2, 2015 with the issue of ISO/FDIS 14001. This document is the final draft before the publication of the standard (scheduled for September 2015). The convention at ISO is that only editorial changes to the text are permitted between the issue of the FDIS and final publication of the standard, therefore we can be ...

ECHA proposes 15 substances for authorisation

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03/07/2015

15 substances of very high concern (SVHCs) are recommended to be added to the REACH Authorisation List. These substances were prioritised from the Candidate List because they are used in high volumes and have widespread uses which may pose a threat to human health or the environment or can potentially be used to replace substances which are already on the Authorisation List. ECHA's sixth ...

HORIBA Supports Raman Spectroscopy, Science and Research

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02/07/2015

During May and June HORIBA participated in and co-hosted the latest RamanFest conference in Xiamen, China, and the RamanFest satellite meeting in Kyoto, Japan. These meetings provided an ideal forum for researchers to hear about some of the latest research in Raman spectroscopy. The focus this year was on biological Raman analysis and nanoRaman (TERS) with talks covering single cell analysis, ...

New USGS report: Coastal erosion threatens northern Alaska

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02/07/2015

Erosion is eating away at Alaska's northern coast at some of the highest rates in the nation, threatening habitat and infrastructure, according to a new report published Wednesday. The U.S. Geological Survey study looked at more than 50 years of data and found an average yearly shoreline change of 1.4 meters - or more than 4 1/2 feet - taking both beach erosion and expansion into account. ...

Eaton’s Bedhampton Plant Recognized for Reducing Waste, GHG Emissions through Zero Waste-to-Landfill Program

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03/07/2015

Power management company Eaton is recognizing its aerospace facility in Bedhampton, England for achieving “zero waste-to-landfill” by nearly eliminating all wastes sent to landfills through recycling, re-use, new work processes and other means. Eaton is encouraging its manufacturing sites to achieve zero waste-to-landfill as part of its waste management program and also as a means to ...

High Demand of Commercial Reverse Osmosis Systems

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02/07/2015

Commercial Reverse Osmosis Systems are in high demand and we at Aqua Clear Water Treatment Specialists can customize a system to fit just about any water criteria. Commercial RO systems are used in many applications. Some common applications are the car wash industry, mobile pool filtration, microelectronics, text tiles and beer breweries to name a few. Each system is unique and custom ...

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